Founder Krista Taylor moved to Cornwall as a teenager to study at Falmouth School of Arts. She had a career in fine art and design, before retraining in complementary therapies. Since qualifying in anatomy and physiology, aromatherapy and massage therapies, Krista has been researching, formulating and perfecting the Scence range along with her sister Mel; developing handmade skincare products at their lab in in Penryn, a mile west of Falmouth. The eco-friendly lab is located in Waterside House at the head of Penryn River, a beautiful environment where they are literally a few paces from the water - they also generate their own power using solar panels on the roof!
The sisters have always been interested in natural oils and the efficacy of herbs, and felt frustrated that so much of the natural skincare on offer was packaged in single use plastic containers and applicators. They knew we were not alone in feeling this conflict and felt strongly that the way forward was to develop new ways of packaging the brand, without compromising the environment.
After making balms for family and friends that needed help with eczema and sensitive skin, they were particularly interested in addressing specific needs, as well as developing a really effective deodorant that didn’t use questionable ingredients like aluminium.
The result is Scence skincare – beautiful, nourishing, natural and vegan ingredients, all poured into our paper-based, compostable and recyclable packaging.